Ravings and Rantings

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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Seventh Son

From another earth angel friend, Vic, comes this life saver. Bless you, Vic!!

Stress Management
A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water? "

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.
The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. "If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. "In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. "

He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. "

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden. "

"So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down. Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can. "

"Relax; pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it!

And then he shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

* Never buy a car you can't push.

* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

* We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

" A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today. . . . . I did.


  • At 6/28/2005 07:43:00 PM, Blogger .: raven :. said…

    very good and timely advice.

    thanks girl!

  • At 6/28/2005 07:53:00 PM, Blogger tshsmom said…

    I've read this before, but I still LOVE it! My fav is-don't buy a car larger than you can push. We learned this one the hard way! LOL

  • At 6/28/2005 09:19:00 PM, Blogger Avery's mom said…

    what a great post! I must remember to put the glass down more often.
    do you mind if I steal that and share it with other friends? I really liked it.

  • At 6/28/2005 09:28:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Hey Raven, anytime! I think I'm that bad example one...do you have any faves?

    Tshsmom, I'd read it before but you know how you forget the stuff you need to know when you need to know it? This was one of those things for me lol....how big a car did you have to push?

    Robyn please use, post, whatever! It sure bears passing on....Bridg

  • At 6/28/2005 11:03:00 PM, Blogger tshsmom said…

    Ford F-150 4x4 supercab pickup

  • At 6/28/2005 11:18:00 PM, Blogger The Zombieslayer said…

    I heard most of them and really need to follow them more. I've always been a Type A person, carrying way too much stress. I've found the best way to beat stress for me is something involving a heavy sweat, like basketball, soccer, or wrestling, or a real long hike.

  • At 6/29/2005 07:41:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    tshsmom--you pushed an F-150 4x4???? YIKES!!! Strong in more ways than one lol.....are you still driving/pushing it?

    ZS, totally agree. Had forgotten that way of dealing with stress...Bridg

  • At 6/30/2005 03:42:00 PM, Blogger tshsmom said…

    Something was whacko with the steering wheel lock on our brand new truck. I couldn't get the key to turn unless the truck moved a couple of inches. The first time this happened, my Dad was there. The 2nd time it was Z and I in a mall parking lot, in the pouring rain. We did it though.


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